Mooney's Bay Ski Centre
Terry Fox Athletic Facility (at Mooney's Bay Park)
2960 Riverside Drive
Come to Mooney's Bay Park and enjoy 5 km of groomed and well-lit trails. Learn or improve your skills with our lesson packages for all levels in classic or skate skiing. Mooney's Bay Park has it all. Perfect for after work. Perfect for the entire family.
Registration for our 2017 season
*Schedules and fees are subject to change.
- Improved grooming equipment
- Rentals available on-site - 613-298-3775
Hours of operation
The facility will be open from January to early March (weather permitting) at the following times: 9 am to 9 pm Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. Hours are subject to change.
$3.25 per day; $34.50 for the season. Subject to change.
Ski centre features
- 5 km of groomed trails for both classic and skate (freestyle) skiing techniques
- Access to the trails for a reasonable daily rate of ONLY $3 per day or $34.50 for the season
- Indoor change rooms and washrooms
- Lit trails for night skiing
- A ski tuck shop and hot chocolate for sale
- Free use of our indoor wax benches and waxing irons
- Free information on equipment, clothing, waxing, trails and related services
- Free parking
- Ski rentals available on site!
The City of Ottawa cross-country ski school in Mooney's Bay Park offers a great selection of lessons starting in January 2017.
- Lessons for children, youth and adults from experienced and qualified instructors
- Classes for all abilities from beginner to advanced
- Classic or skate skiing lessons
- Lessons offered seven days a week with convenient day and evening options
- Special group packages available
City Wide Sports
Our mission: Changing lives through the power of sport since 1985
City Wide Sports is dedicated to improving lives by offering inclusive sport and physical activity programs for everyone.
We can assist by:
- Offering Women only leagues and lessons as part of City Wide Sports. We advocate and encourage females of all skill levels to participate in sport and physical activity as a player, coach or official
- Offering an Active Living Club for participants 50+ years
- Providing information on financial support to participate in sport
View the Recreation Guide.
Athletics, sports and leisure groups
Cycling education programs
Become more comfortable and confident on the road, learning assertive cycling skills, traffic analysis, general bicycle maintenance, route planning and more. The City's cycling programs have been developed using the Canadian Cycling Association's CAN-BIKE program. CAN-BIKE is oriented toward recreational and utilitarian cycling. Instructors are nationally certified highly skilled cyclists.
Programs are offered from April through to October across the city.
Got a Bike Club? Sign your group up for a lesson.
See you on the road.
- City Wide Sports : 613-580-2854 or email@example.com
- Canadian Cycling Associations CAN-BIKE
- Bike to Work Ottawa
Cycling education courses for children
Bike RODEO – ages 6-10 – 2 hours
Essential bicycle handling and traffic skills for young cyclists in a fun festival type atmosphere. Topics include helmet fitting, bicycle maintenance, handling, signalling, gears, braking, avoiding road hazards and more. Participants must know how to ride.
Learn to Ride Private Lessons – ages 6 and up
For children and youth who cannot ride a bike. Participants will learn to balance, start, stop and turn. One 2-hour or two 1-hour sessions are offered on a one to one basis. Participants must have a bicycle and helmet. Instructors will meet you at your local school parking lot.
Cycling Safety for Kids – ages 9-13 – 4 hours
Essential bicycle handling and traffic skills for young cyclists. Helmet fitting, bicycle maintenance, handling, signalling, gears, braking, avoiding road hazards and more. Participants must know how to ride.
CAN-BIKE for Kids – ages 9-13 – 8 hours
Learn steering, signalling, right and left turns, changing gears, braking and avoiding road hazards. Young cyclists are taught to ride safely to school or to the local swimming pool on residential streets. Participants must know how to ride.
Rural Cycling for Youth – ages 14-17 – 4 hours
Enhance cycling skills for teenagers with riding experience. Maintenance, handling, hazard avoidance, emergency manoeuvres and learning to ride more safely in low-traffic areas.
Cycling education courses for adults
Commuter Cycling Safety – ages 14+ – 4 hours
Improve your confidence and ability to ride safely in traffic. Learn traffic theory and assertive cycling techniques. You must have basic experience cycling in low traffic areas.
CAN-BIKE I – ages 15 and up – 12 hours
Designed for both beginner and occasional cyclists, learn to ride confidently and safely in low traffic areas and on recreational pathways. Bike care, minor repairs, riding techniques, detecting and avoiding hazards, and emergency manoeuvres.
CAN-BIKE II – ages 15 and up – 18 hours
Assertive cycling is for commuters and recreational cyclists who already ride in traffic. Review riding skills, cycling proficiency, bicycle maintenance, health and fitness, equipment and bicycle consumerism. Pre-requisite for instructor training.
CAN-BIKE Commuter Cycling Safety – ages 18+ – 6 hours
Cycling to school or work offers significant challenges to both novice and experienced cyclists. One-day course for recreational and commuter cyclists who want to improve their competence and comfort level in traffic. Learn to recognize and react to common road hazards. Traffic problems are presented, then ridden through and discussed. Learn about the legal status of bicycles and essential bicycle handling techniques.
Cycling Skills for Women – 4 hours
Learn riding skills, bike maintenance, equipment, health and fitness. Specific topics such as night security and riding with children are explored. Female instructors.
Adult Learn to Ride Private Lesson – 1 hour
For adults who cannot ride a bike. Learn to balance, start, stop and turn. One session, on a one-to-one basis. You must have a bicycle and helmet.
Cycling Skills for Seniors – ages 50 and over – 3 hours
Learn the skills to ride confidently and safely in traffic areas and on recreational pathways. Bike care, minor repairs, riding techniques, detecting and avoiding hazards and emergency manoeuvres, helmet fitting, route planning and pathway safety.
CAN-BIKE Instructor Workshops – ages 16 and up – 18 hours
Workshops are open to CAN-BIKE II graduates with recommendations from their instructor. Develop effective teaching skills, course planning and risk management. Excellent rates of pay, flexible schedule and great opportunities. Instructors who complete all requirements and teach a minimum of three courses in the first year will be subsidized for 50 per cent of the costs affiliated with becoming a certified instructor.
Financial Support – Ottawa Hand in Hand
To apply for the Ottawa Hand in Hand, Recreation and Culture Fee Support:
Step 2: Complete the application form.
Step 3: Bring the completed application form to your local recreation or cultural facility. A supervisor will review the application for approval.
More information on the fee support program:
- Residents of all ages are eligible for Ottawa Hand in Hand, recreation and culture fee support.
- Applications can only be approved at a recreation or cultural facility.
- Residents are encouraged to apply for the Ottawa Hand in Hand fee support as early as possible before the program registration period. Each qualifying individual, or member of a family, is eligible for an annual amount of fee support ($170 per person).
- Participants can register for recreation and culture programs or activities at any of the program registration locations across the City.
- Applicants are encouraged to pay a minimum of 25 per cent of the program cost. A parent or guardian can transfer all, or a portion of their Ottawa Hand in Hand fee support entitlement to a child or children in their household.
- Applications for Ottawa Hand in Hand, recreation and culture fee support are accepted at anytime.